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  • #1476956
    Venture to Cognac
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    Pentland Hills not surprisingly heads the market here…

    https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2019-12-14/744596

    https://www.oddschecker.com/horse-racing/ante-post-racing/national-hunt/international-hurdle/winner

    Ch’tibello is a horse I’ve followed over the years, before managing to miss him in The County, and I think he has a decent chance here, but I’ll let him win without a bet on again, as he’s too short for me.

    At first glance I thought Elixir Du Nutz was a huge price, but with Gumball in there in the same ownership, it might just be a sign that Elixir will head to Ascot instead.

    Gumball would be the one for me at the moment at 10’s EW, while at the same price, I think Ballyandy could easily outrun his odds.

    No bet right now, but I’m definitely considering this pair.

    Ballyandy
    Gumball

    Both 10’s

    #1476963
    jackh1092
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    Think i read it’s likely Elixir goes to Ascot. I’m not sure his form is actually all that good, and given the layoff, i would have him only a point or so shorter if likely to run here tbh.

    Ch’ti will be giving a pound to the favourite, which makes them quite difficult to separate for me. Ch’ti has the form.

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    #1476964
    Venture to Cognac
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    I hadn’t read that Jack, but that 8’s, certainly looked too big for me. I’ve bet him for Ascot now, but I’m always wary of taking these things as gospel.

    Wouldn’t be a massive betting race for me, but I’ll take the 10’s on the other pair for interest just now, and hope that they go.

    #1477035
    FinalFurlong91
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    Call me lord 6/1 for me

    Has race fitness, gets weight and is officially rated the highest horse in the race

    Well worth a bet at the prices imo

    #1477248
    DBRDBR
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    Ch’tibello at 4/1 for me here. Can’t have Pentland Hills at those prices. It would be nice to see him come out as a Champion Hurdle contender, but I’m not sure yet. Ch’tibello showed his form last spring here by winning the County Hurdle and also a very solid 3rd place in the Aintree Hurdle. Two years ago he finished a 3 lengts fourth here, but I think that was a better field and Ch’tibello himself probably improved in the last two years.

    Ch’tibello 4/1

    #1477263
    raymo61
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    PENTLAND HILLS at 2/1 fo me!! I know I don’t bet many shorties but this will be fav for the Champion Hurdle after this :good: :good:

    #1477269
    Euroalien
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    A fascinating race……. it’s Elixir or Call Me Lord for me. I’d take Call Me Lord because he’s had a run but I think it will be close.

    #1477273
    Mike007
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    Call Me Lord is a right handed track horse. Would be 11-1 not 11-4 in my book. Dunno why he’s running here they must be short of options for him.

    Nick Henderson own words December 2018. “Call Me Lord has to go right handed, so that limits him”.
    Nicky Henderson own words April 2018. “He does have to go right handed”.

    #1477278
    Ray1891
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    I was just going to mention the right handed factor for CALL ME LORD. Id have PENTLAND HILLS for this race because of that reason.

    #1477285
    FinalFurlong91
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    Call me lord actually jumped slightly to the left last time on occasions and won left handed in france

    Hes never actually run on a left handed track in britain

    Think I’d probably not have a bet in the race if I hadnt already

    The massive drift on Portland hills would make me think he needs the run

    And call me lord no longer any value

    But I’m happy with my 6-1 call me lord

    #1477301
    All Jeff
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    I was a little surprised to see 10-1 for Elixir Du Nutz so he will do for me. That’s a nice ew price.

    #1477304
    Mike007
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    I’m on Pentland Hills coverbet 3 places. With Call Me Lord a right handed horse, Elixir who is returning from injury and likely to need it, and Chitibello not Champion Hurdle class it’s fair to think that PH will be competitive in this.

    #1477323
    Mike007
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    Well there goes the trainer theory then. Wd winners. Pentland not that good today.

    #1477331
    Venture to Cognac
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    Well done Alien and FF91

    #1477345
    FinalFurlong91
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    Thanks vtc

    Can only assume mike they saw him jumping straight/slightly left last time and thought theyd try him left handed

    Since he was backed from 6/1 to 2/1 they must’ve been confident he would handle it

    And since he was going to be getting weight and had race fitness he was always going to be hard to beat

    I wouldn’t give up on pentland hills though, he tanked though the race but nico just couldnt get him to settle

    If they can get him to settle he will win plenty of races this season as he was last off the bridle today

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